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A Network for Good study found that at the average nonprofit, the percentage of first-time givers who give again the next year is 27%. That’s less than three in 10 who make a second gift. More than seven donors move on to try out another nonprofit relationship! Organizations that benefit from first-time gifts, but fail to value relationships with the individuals behind the gifts will not be prepared to convert the first time giver into a donor. Lost donors are…Find out more »
Dealing with conflict doesn’t have to be difficult. Most of us have a general understanding of how to deal with conflict, but when was the last time you took a minute to think about the conflict resolution process? By understanding the process of dealing with conflict, we can start to become more aware of our misunderstandings. We can deal with small issues before they become mountains. In this workshop, participants will identify their personal approach to conflict and discuss how…Find out more »
A logic model is a graphic depiction that presents the shared relationships among resources, activities, outputs and outcomes/impacts of an organization's program(s). Logic models help outline how a program is working; it outlines what activities a program engages in, the resources a program has, and the outcomes that are expected based on program activities. This workshop will provide participants with the definition of the key terminology utilized in logic models including resources, activities, outputs and outcomes/impacts, and then will provide…Find out more »
Get Hands On With Outcomes: Developing Indicators & Identifying Appropriate Data Collection Tools Workshop
Once an organization has established the high-level goals it wants their program(s) to achieve, it is then time to determine the best way to meet these goals. Indicators, or measures of progress toward goals, are one way in which program staff can determine whether the organization's programs are attaining desired outcomes. This workshop will help participants develop indicators and identify the appropriate data collection tools related to their program's key indicators. Outline: Introduction to indicator development and connection between indicators…Find out more »
Asking for the gift can be intimidating to development professionals, much less executive staff and board members. Yet the process of cultivating and ultimately asking for a major gift cannot be a one-person show, particularly for nonprofits seeking to grow their fundraising revenue. This session offers practical advice to help close major gifts and can be used as a teaching tool to engage organizational leadership. Learning objectives: Asking for major gifts Training volunteers and executive staff to ask Recognizing other…Find out more »
Once you have your data entry forms created and have been entering data, the next steps are to make sure your organization's data are ready for analysis (i.e. data cleaning) and then actually analyzing the data. During this workshop, participants will work one-on-one with CNM Outcomes and Evaluation Consultants to clean their data and prepare it for analysis. Participants can also receive assistance analyzing data using the Microsoft Excel Analysis ToolPak. Course Outline: Introduction to preparing data for analysis and…Find out more »
Learn the basics of EEO that all supervisors should know, but often don't. You will learn how illegal workplace discrimination is proven, and you will hear practical tips for staying in compliance with the law when hiring, promoting, disciplining or discharging an employee. The session will cover workplace harassment and the responsibilities all managers have to protect their employees. The session will also cover illegal retaliation and offer tips for how to effectively manage an employee who has made a…Find out more »
Social Media allows nonprofits to communicate with stakeholders in ways we never imagined just a few years ago! If used strategically, it can advance our mission and reach audiences that have previously been inaccessible. However, there are serious risks and potential legal pitfalls and if used improperly, social media can hurt your organization and even threaten your 501(c)(3) status. Do you know your legal obligations and rights? Does your organization have effective and appropriate internal, external and personal use policies…Find out more »
Whether for 2 minutes or 42 minutes, we must be able to communicate our message effectively. All of us participate in some form of public speaking. Whether it be speaking to your boss about a new product line, pitching your business to a group of investors or just trying to get your team on the same page, you should be able to communicate your message effectively. You want to engage and inspire your audience. You want to be able to…Find out more »
Foundations, corporations and other funders are becoming increasingly interested in the impacts their grantees are having solving issues in the community. Grant proposals often require organizations to describe how their programs are being evaluated and the expected outcomes of those programs. In today's increasingly competitive market for philanthropic dollars, it is critical for nonprofit organizations to be able to include evaluation methodology information. This workshop will provide insight about writing the evaluation section of grant proposals including how to describe…Find out more »